New London School Board Rescinds Contract of Superintendent

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    In executive session Thursday night, the New London Board of Education voted unanimously to rescind the job offer to embattled superintendent candidate Terrence Carter, who was days away from signing a contract when questions about his background came to light.

    Carter was set to receive his doctorate degree from Lesley University in Massachusetts earlier this week, but – for reasons still unclear – was denied his Ph.D., according to a university spokesperson.

    School officials learned earlier this summer that Carter did not have his degree, despite having referred to himself as a doctor for years. Amid mountin uncertainty, the board postponed a vote on his contract.

    The state Department of Education asked Carter to withdraw his application, and school leaders commissioned a local law firm to investigate his background.

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    District spokesperson Julianne Hanckel said Thursday night that the school board voted 6-0 to rescind Carter's offer of employment.

    New London native Richard Foye has been named interim superintendent and will serve for 90 days.

    Carter has declined to comment.